Celebration in the Oaks Preview Party

Celebration in the Oaks Preview Party

Must be 21 or over to attend.

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One of the premier parties of the holiday season in New Orleans, this dazzling soiree kicks off the annual lights display. Guests get the first glimpse of the lights and are given exclusive access to the Botanical Garden and Train Route.
Naturally, because this is New Orleans, food, music and adult beverages are available in abundance. Four live music stages feature the best local musicians, and guest are treated to a tantalizing array of foods from 50 local restaurants and caterers.

Date: Friday, November 21, 2014
Hours: 7:30 pm – 11pm


$100 per person in advance; $120/person day of event
Friends of City Park members: $90/person

Entertainment will include: The Tip Tops, The Yat Pack, The Last Straws, and Blanche Newsom.

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Please note:
-Holiday cocktail attire required (no jeans)
-All sales are final – no refunds or rain checks are given. 
-All spirits provided by Republic National Distributing Company.

    Preview Party Sponsors

    Restaurants at CITO


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The Budweiser Clydesdales spend Carnival each year at the Police Stables at City Park. If you see them walking down Marconi, you can pull over and take a photo but please do not approach the horses.